Rattling Dash Cluster.
The tensioner pully was noisy, fixed, but still noisy.
Top radiator hose leaked and had to be replaced.
Gear knob replaced because it was loose.
The handbrake button stuck inside leaver.
Handbrake rattling when pulled up (I'm waiting 5 months for a part to arrive from Melbourne, I'm in Sydney)
Car had no electrical power at all, twice.
Top radiator hose got sucked in, had to be replaced...again.
And the list goes on, I think you get the point.
This car had so many problems, but Holden fixed nearly all of them and I still love the Monaro. When it first came out, it got more looks then Ferrari's.
For a sports car, the comfort is excellent, so is the price. I don't think you can get a more luxurious sports car for under $140000.
Handling is brilliant, but a bit wobbly when changing directions suddenly.
Safety, well nothing much to say about that, it just got 4 stars a few weeks ago.
I heard that the quality got much better in series 2 and 3.
I probably will end up getting the VE based Monaro in 2006, but 'series 2'.